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    Totally confused! Where is the missing number?!

    Can anyone help me answer this?..

    You see a shirt for 97, but you don't have any money.
    You borrow 50 from your mum, and 50 from your dad, so you have 100.
    You buy the shirt, and have 3 change.
    So you give your mum 1, your dad 1 and keep the other 1.
    You now owe your mum 49 and your dad 49.
    49 + 49 = 98 and your 1 makes 99.


    Where is the missing 1?
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    Re: Totally confused! Where is the missing number?!

    Quote Originally Posted by benjiman46 View Post
    Can anyone help me answer this?..

    You see a shirt for 97, but you don't have any money.
    You borrow 50 from your mum, and 50 from your dad, so you have 100.
    You buy the shirt, and have 3 change.
    So you give your mum 1, your dad 1 and keep the other 1.
    You now owe your mum 49 and your dad 49.
    49 + 49 = 98 and your 1 makes 99.


    Where is the missing 1?
    same idea with this "problem" ...

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